14th June 2015

An Introduction to Chakra workshop

Join yoga teachers Gilly Barnard and Janet Evans for a fascinating one day yoga workshop exploring Chakra on Saturday October 17 at Studio Yoga. The day will involve practice and study including chant, meditation and visualisation examining how this ancient wisdom can be applied to modern living. You will develop a better understanding of the Chakra system and how it relates to modern western theories, giving you a model to enhance your yoga practice or teaching and a new approach to health and well-being. The workshop is suitable for keen students as well as teachers and trainee teachers and costs £50. Yoga mats and blocks are provided as well as drinks and snacks, but please bring a light lunch with you. To reserve a place or for more information please contact either Gilly: gilly.barnard@btconnect.com, tel 07732 221636 or Janet: jevans238@hotmail.co.uk, tel 07721 410181.
14th June 2015

Yoga for Kids

Bring your kids to Studio Yoga for summer fun in the school holidays.  We’re running some half-day workshops for ages 5-9 and 9-12 with some yoga, games and crafts. Yoga is as good for children as it is for adults, and in India yoga was originally taught to boys when they were about eight years old.  It’s non-competitive so everyone can enjoy it and will help your kids to maintain their natural flexibility, build strength, improve their posture, balance and co-ordination. Yoga helps children to focus and simple breathing exercises can give them techniques to help with issues such as anxiety or sleeping disorders.  The ancient teachings that underpin yoga also promote positive values such as kindness, friendliness and being supportive towards others. Our Yoga for Kids workshops are on the following dates: Thursday July 16 10.00am-12.30pm, 5-9 years Friday July 17 10.00am-12.30pm, 9-12 years Monday Aug 24 10.30am-1.00pm, 5-9 years Tuesday Aug 25 10.00am-12.30pm 9-12 years   All workshops are £15 per child.  Bookings can be made online or email info@studioyoga.co.uk […]
14th June 2015

Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness – Autumn 2015

Our classes from September to December 2015 are now all listed in the class timetable calendar so you can see and book them all online, but if you want to download or print off a hard copy of the schedule with all the classes and prices just click on the link Timetable Autumn 2015 pdf
14th June 2015

Yoga and Pilates classes all summer long

  Studio Yoga is open all summer with Yoga and Pilates classes running throughout July and August, as well as workshops for children aged 5-9 and 9-12.  Teenagers wanting to do yoga are welcome to come to general classes with their parents.  Classes will only run subject to demand so please book online in advance via the class timetable page and check the website for updates. To download or print off a hard copy of all our classes just click on the link Timetable July:Aug 2015 Tamsin is also offering private tuition by appointment on a 1:1 or small group basis.  Please call 07764 949317 to arrange.
16th April 2015

“Likes and Dislikes” – Yoga workshop with Michael Hutchinson 26/09/15

Do you have a favourite yoga posture or sequence?  And are there poses that you dread being asked to do? Do you know why? Sometimes such likes and dislikes can start to hold us back, not just on our yoga mat, but in other aspects of life as well, having a negative impact on our thoughts, words and actions. Join Michael Hutchinson for a half day workshop on Saturday September 26th from 11am-2pm to explore the concept of likes and dislikes from a yoga perspective, in particular looking at the teachings of the ancient yoga sage, Patanjali and his concept of Viniyoga or a step-wise approach to help loosen the influence of the “Kleshas” or troublesome tendencies. “Likes and Dislikes” is suitable for all keen yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers.  The 3 hour yoga workshop will include some asana, pranayama (breath-work) and meditation, as well as discussion and costs £25.  Michael Hutchinson has been certified as a Teacher Trainer by Mr TKV Desikachar and is on the Committee of […]
17th February 2015

New: Yoga Basics course – starting on Feb 25 2015

If you’ve never tried yoga before, now’s the time to come and give it a go with our new six-week Basics course.  This class, which starts on Wednesday February 25, is for everyone whatever your age or level of fitness.  Learn how to move and breath better, improving your health both physically and mentally.  Yoga is about much more than simple stretching and with regular practice the benefits include: Increased flexibility, reducing wear and tear on the joints Stronger muscles and bones Better balance Improved sleep patterns Reduced stress levels Improved lung function Better co-ordination Taller, straighter posture So come and give it a go.  In six weeks you will begin to feel a difference. Yoga Basics is taught by Belinda Middleton, who is a trainee British Wheel of Yoga teacher.  The course is on Wednesdays from February 25 – April 1, 6.00-7.15pm.  To book please visit the class timetable page.  Cost £45.
13th February 2015

“Discover Your Heart” A day of meditation with Penny Charles and Jane Duncan – April 25 11.00-5.00

  This workshop is an opportunity to explore the benefits meditation can offer as a way to  improve our general health, relationships with others and combat stress.  It is suitable both for beginners and those who have a meditation practice but who might like to try something heart focused.   The workshop will be run by Jane Duncan and Penny Charles, who is both an experienced teacher and a mentor for the Institute of Applied Meditation.  The aim of the workshop will be to teach the basic technique for heart focused meditation and to introduce people to some of the benefits by leading them through several short meditations over the course of the day. By the end of the workshop people should be able to balance their heart beat and breath and experience a sense of rhythm, calm and focus.   Participants don’t need to bring any equipment as the meditation will be carried out sitting on chairs but are encouraged to wear warm, comfortable clothing. Hot and cold drinks […]
25th January 2015

“The Real Me” – Yoga workshop with Michael Hutchinson on Saturday March 21st

Join Michael Hutchinson for a half day Yoga workshop on Saturday March 21st from 11am – 2pm exploring how our practice can change the way we see not only the world around us but also ourselves.  This was first observed by the ancient yoga sage Patanjali, in his teachings about what he called “Klesha” and which we experience as negative ego patterns. Patanjali said that once we find ways to first expose these tendencies, we can then bring about change.  Yoga practices including mindfulness and breath-work as well as asana help develop greater self-awareness, which in turn lessens the   influence of “Klesha” on our thoughts, words and actions.  These findings, although thousands of years old, are no less relevant in today’s world and why yoga can be such a valuable tool not just for physical health but also mental well-being. “The Real Me” is suitable for all keen yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers.  The 3 hour workshop will include some asana, pranayama (breath-work) and meditation, as well as […]
1st January 2015

Yoga for Skiers

Off skiing this winter?  Click on the link to read my article in Spectrum on Yoga for Skiers and enjoy the snow.